New Carpet Odor

New carpet odor comes from a reaction between styrene and butadiene, the components of synthetic latex or styrene-butadiene latex (SBL). There is no natural latex used in carpet today; therefore, there are none of the latex proteins that cause allergic reactions in sensitive people, as might be the case with latex gloves. When new carpet […]


This is the fourth photo showing a project we completed where the basement joists were cleaned. In this photo, the encapsulate is being applied. Encapsulation is a process of spraying a fungicidal, latex based material onto the surface after it has been cleaned.